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VOL XLIV O . NEWBERRY A WEEK.C.1.50 A YEA
THE NEWS OF PROSPMTY.
Fine Opening of Graded School
Program Newberry Con
Prosperity, Sept 5.-Miss Isoline
Wyche ha. -eturned from a visit to
her aunts, Mesdames Julian and
Nance, of Lake City, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cannon, of Co
lambia, have returned home after a
pleasant visit to Mr. Cannon's sis
ter, Mrs. M. H. Boozer.
Miss Lucy Wheeler is taking a
course in stenography in a business
college in Columbia.
Miss Lulie Hunt, of Newberry
came down Friday on a visit to Mrs.
A. H. Kohn.
Mr. J. E. Counts left on Sunday
for his home in Memphis.
Miss Della Bowers is now regularly
installed and will answer the oft ask
ed question, "any mail for me."
Miss Joe Langford, of Spartanburg
spent Saturday and Sunday with hei
Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Hartman have
gone on a visit to Mr. Hartman's
brothers, "Evans a.d Will," in At
R. P. Luther, of Atlanta, is spend
ink some time with his parents.
Mr. E. B. Luther, of Asheville, will
spend some time at the old home with
Dr. Wright, of Georgetown, is the
guest of Prof. E. 0. Counts.
Miss 0. P. Barre and Jno. Pat Wise
are spending a few days with Hon.
K. Baker, of Greenwood.
Frank Ward Schumpert, of Sav
annah, spent last week under the par
ental roof tree.
Geo. Harmon, Esq., and his little
riece Rebecea, are spending the week
with Grandma and Grandpa Harmon,
Our public graded school opened
on Monday with an attendance of 85
This is the first year in !be history
when it was begun with four teaeh
ers. This is progress in the right di
The eorrespondent of The Herald
and News had the pleasure of
spending Sunday and part of Monday
in Greenwood. in .tnc interest of th-,
Lutlheran church that is re he built
there in the near future. The lot is
nicely and eentrally-loes"ed and the
conngregation is enthusiastic. Dr. Hall
man is much encouraged. Your cor
respondent (njoyed the trip, in fact
o>ne cogid not do otherwise with such
charming host as the Hon. K. Bak
er and his good wife. We hope to go
again by and by..
Program of Newberry conference
to be held at Colony Lutheran church,
Friday, September 27-29, at 10 a. m.
1st. topic for discussion: " The re
lative inoortance of faith and good
wori, . Rev. A. J. Bowers, D. D., and
delegate from St. Lukes.
2. The proper observance of the
Lord's day. Rev. 0. B. Shearouse and
delegate from Bethlehem.
3. The Spartanburg mission.
(a). The duty of our pastors to it
Rev. S. P. Koon and 'delegate froix
(b). The duty , f congregations t<
it. Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps and delegati
from Holy Trinity.
(e). The duty of our . Sunday
schools to it. Rev. S. T. Hallman ani
delegate from Grace.
4. Synodical enactments. Duty an~
loyalty to same.,
(a). Of the pastor. Rev. Z. W. Bed
enbaugh and delegate from Church oi
(b). Of congregations. Rev. W. K
Sligh and delegate from Beth Eden.
(c). Of individual members. Rev
J. J. Long and delegate from Colony
The sermons during the conferenci
will be delivered by the followins
Friday at 11 o'clock a. m. Rev. J
Saturday 11 a. in., Rev. 0. B. Shea
-Sunday 11 a. in., M. 0. J. Kreps.
A full attendance of clerical an<
lay delegates is requested.
Capt. Jno. B. Fellers had the mis
fortune to get tripped up by a wir
on Snday, throwing- him violenti:
to the ground and dislocating his hip
Mrs. Lillie Aiken Edge, of Houston. i
Texas, has been on a visit to friends 1
and former pupils in our town. Mrs.
Edge left for Atlanta Tuesday morn- I
'Miss Lula Rikard, of Newberry, <
has returned home.
Miss Mary Brown, of Caldwell, is
visiting Miss Kate Thompson.
Miss Blanche Gallman is, visiting
her aunt Mrs. L. S. Bowers.
Mr. R. A. Young who has assisted
Rev. I. S. Caldwell this summer will
return t6 the seminary at Due West
on Monday. Mr. Young has made a
host of friends during his stay in
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise have re
turned from Glenn Sprigs.
Mr. darlisle, of Newberry, was a
visitor to our town Wednesday.
Dr. J. S. Wheeler has returned from
a trip to Greenville.
Miss Jessie Moseley entertained
the U. D. C. on Wednesday after
We wonder what has become of the
Jolly Dozen. Have they gone into
summer quarters? Come, my young
friends, don't wait so long to start
up your fun. for the fall.
Miss Bessie Bowers will entertain
the Sorosis Friday afternoon.
Mr. Thurston Gallman, of Canaon
Creek, was on our streets Wednesday
shaking hands with his many friends.
Another party will leave here next
Tuesday for the Jamestown exposi
Stanley and Ralph Baker, of
Greenwood, after a week's visit to
their aunts in Prosperity returned
,Messrs. C. P. Barre and Jno. Pat
Wise returned Tuesday from Green
Miss Leckie is with us again in her
endeavor to "teach the young idea
how to shoot."
Mr. Herbert Enlow brought to
town on Mtnday a stalk of corn that
measured 16 feet. It had one good
ear on it. Mr. Enlow iays that it grew
in a new ground and was not worked.
He planted it and could not get I
around to it. The question is if it
grew 16 feet high without work how
high would it have grown if it had
Mr. R. T. Pugh has moved into his
new home recently built by him.
Miss Lula Craig, of Rock Hill, is
visiting Miss Isoline Wyche. Miss
Wyehe entertained on Tuesday even
ing in honor of her guest.
Miss Rosa Belle Harmon will to
day leave for the. Ccllege for Women,
Charlotte, N. C.
Misses Annie May and Beatrice
Bedenbaugh left Tuesday for the
Jamestown exposition and Washing-]
ton. They will be joined in Washing
ton by their brother, Wmn. Beden
Early closing for Prosperity for
1907 has closed. It is all day now.
Miss Gertrude Bobb has gone to
Marion, N. C., where she will teach
the ensuing year.
Miss Marie Bobb is spending a few
days at home on her way from the
-All of our merchants have return
ed from their trips to the northern
markets and are busy opening up
their stocks for inspection.
Mr. A. L. Wheeler is with Messrs.
Bowers and Dominick as salesman.
Miss Lutherland will be with
Moseley Bros. again this season as
Mrs. D. M. B. Livingston we are
glad to report is slowly improving.
Mr. J. Luther Bowers has sent the,
correspondent of The Herald and
News two specimens of toy gourds!
from a vine in his yard that has on it
365 matured ones. They are parti
colored, the stem and top being yel-I
low the lower half a dark green. Whod
can beat this gourd vine. One gourd~
for each day of the year.
Another veteran of the Confeder
acy has answered the last roll call
here. Reville. has beaten for him its
last tattoo. and W. M. Dennis,
Esq.. has gone to join the silent maj
ority of the silent bivouac of the
dead. He was laid to rest in the
hapman cemetery on last Snday byv
lev. S. P. Koon. Mr. Dennis was
Lbout 65 years old. Mr. Dennis lea
es many relatives and friends to
nourn his departure.
The quarterly conferenc of the
:rosperity circuit will be held in
ightman Chapel Friday and Satur
lay of this week. Rev. W. T. Dun
an will preside.
A State Institution.
The Daily Mail has suggested that
he Clemson bequest be bought by
he state in order that Clemson col
e2e can be made a state institution.
['he following taken from the edi
orIal columns of today's Charleston
qews and Courier is one more argu
nent in favor of the move we sug
"The suggestion that the accept
mnee of the chairmanship of the
ilemson college board of trustees by
dr. Alan Johnstone affects the con
;titutionality of his membership in
he South Carolina General assembly,
:o which he was elected by the people
>f Newberry, deserves little consider
ition. Mr. Johnstone has said -in a
)ublished card .that he is not a Clem
;on trustee "by gift of the people,"
)ut occupies the position "under the
31emson will," and that his office as
rustee is not "one of prolfit or trust
ider the ",State" of South Car
)>ina. The statement is absolutely
rue. His view is unassailable. The
ix trustees elected by the legislature
articipate in the election - of the
hairman of the whole board but the
even trustees who hold under the
rill are a majority and it is perfeet
y clear that in choosing a chairman
:hy can control when they so desire.
While no reason is known upon rhieh.
o fonnd a suspicion that the slight.
At difference as to the administra
ion of the college affairs exists be
ween the state and the trustees of
he will, it is n(t surprising that the
hairman who succeeds Col. Simpson
s. as was the latter. a will trustee.
e may add that a more satisfac
ry selection than Mr. Johnstone
-ould not have been made from the
hole board as at presnet contituted.
"The di.eussion. however, brinqs
yontedl to the attention of the .er
>1 of S'outh Carolina the fact that
lemson celle'ge is not a state insti
-don. The chatirman cf its zovern;
.: b)oard is not an officer of the
ate of South Carolina. The contro!
? the institution is in the hands of
even gentlemen who hold office as
epresentatives of a private deced
nt 's estate. South Carolina contri
butes largely to support a colle
which is essentially no more a state
.nstitution that is Wofford or Ers
"Already the people of a newer
~eneration, when told that the late
?overnor John Peter Richardson urg
d upon the legislature the rejection
f the "Clemson bequest,'' worth at
:he time about $100,000, and..that the
ta.te establish and maintain its own
gricultural and mechanical college,
narvel that the advice was not tak
The selection of Col. Alan John
;tone of Newberry for the ohairmar.
>f the board of trustes of Clemson
~ollege meets with the Daily Mail's
pproval. In our opinion Col. John
;tone is one of~ the aliest a strong
?st members of the board, even
hough he be one of the "will''
nembers. We have always admired
Col. Johnstone and are, therefore,
pleased that the members of the board
recognized his ability and chose him
is their chairman. What we have
written from time to time about
Clemson college has not been aimed
it any one member of the board.
What wve desire is that the state own
and control absolutely the college. In
ther words make Clemson college a
There are a thousand acres of sub
marine~ coal mines being worked
around Cape Breton. The character
f the soil overlaying these diggings
nabes them to be worked without
interference from the water from
NEGRO LABOR ORGA= ER.
Not Wanted In Newberry and Given
to Understand It-He Left by
Newberry, Sept. 5.-Yesterday a
stranger, who registered at one of
the local hotels as "Frank P.- Gordon,
Birmingham, Ala.," accompanied by
a well dressed negro attracted the at
tent6 of the police and upon being
shadowed it was learned that the two
men were here for the purpose of or
ganizing negro bricklayers and plas
terers into the International Brick
layers'. and Plasterers' union.
Mayor Brown, upon learning of
the white man's business, went to see
him in the capacity of a citizen, and
not officially, to inform him that the
citizens of Newberry would not per
mit a white man to organize negroes
in the community. In the interview
Gordon intimated that Mr. Brown
was a' "liar," whereupon the latter
proceeded to flog the stranger.
Tjhe strange negro was led to the
edge of town and invited to take his
departure. Gordon was arrested and
held in bail in the sum of $25.
A$ first Gordon represented himself
as a ''mattress drummer," but after
wards admitted that he had told an
untruth. He said that he did this in
the towns he visited ,for the purpose
of d'jception, as he did not wish his
real business to become known.
When the Cohimb'ia tr-:i reached
here tonight Gordon boarded it, fol
lowed by 10 or 15 citizens who desir
er to "interview" him, but he escap
ed them by locking himself up in the
Policeman John Adams, who work
ed the ease up, as well as Mayor
Brown,' have the sympathy of the
community for their part in the af
It is said that Gordon is en route to
Greenwood for the same purpose that
he visited Newberry.
The aff&ir created considerable
comment here today.
MR. GORDON'S STATEMENT.
Claims That He Received 0-'A,:e)us
Treatment in .: ;ry.
Mr. Gordon came to Columbia last
night on the train from Newberry
and wvas seen at Wright's hotel. He
stated that he had received most out
rageous treatment at the hands of
the people of the town. He was the
representative of the Initernatiohal
Briklayers' and Masons' union and
had headquarters in Birmingham. He
had organized a number of unions in
South Carolina and in the organiza
tion of the negroes the work was
done by P. W. Peace,- a negro from
Durham, N. C. He said that on his
arrival in Newberry he made a can
ass of the town and found only two
white bricklayers and a number of
negroes ,engaged in the trade. The
two.whife men were members of the
Greenville union. The negroes were
visited by Peace and urged to join.
In the meafltime Gordon was wait
ed upon at the Frederick hotel by the
chief of police, Mr. Bishop, who ask
eI him his business. The organization
as explained to him and Mr. Bishop
departed, afterwards returning with
Mr. Brown. The latter stated that
no organizations of this kind were de
sired in Newberry, the people being
well enough off without negre unu
ions. Mr. Gordon says that he at
tempted to argue with the mayor and
the latter lost- his temper and struck
at him several times.
He managed to ward off the blows
and the mayor then grabbed the cane
out of the hands of the chief of police
and struck at him several times, fin
ally being stopped by Chief Bishop.
The mayor was then placed under ar
rest and Gordon was summoned as a
witness. Those who saw the affair
advised him to leave the town and he
prepared to do so. Papers were serv
ed on him at the depot and a cash
bond of $23 was required by Acting
Maor Green, who, according to Gor
don, said that he ''should have had
his damn neck broken.'' Gordon then
drove to Silver Street and boarded
the nigh tran. At Newberry about
50 men attempted to find him and
would have undoubtedly done him
violence had it not been for the con
A gentlemen from Newberry last
night stated that the town is just
now being rebuilt and any talk of un
ions and raising the price of building
material and work always causes
trouble. Mr. Gordon said that he
would take the matter up with his
union and they would probably bring
suit against the town.--The State.
The above account taken from The
State yesterday is in the main cor
rect according to Chief of Police
Bishop. Chief Bishop, however, says
that he was at the train Wednesday
night and he did not observe more
than the ordinary crowd there and
that he himself was not looking foi
In regard to the interview between
Chief Bishop, Mayor Brown and Gor
don, Mr. Bishop says that Gordon
stated ie went around with his negro
man and with him attended meetings
of the negroes and lectrued to them
advising them to organize and join
the union. He said that Gordon
stated that the union he represented
and he himself, put the negro on a3
equality with the white man in the
union, if he were as good a mechanie
Mayor Brown stated that he was
in favor of the organization of thE
white men for the purpose of getting
all for their work that it was worth,
and that he -sympathized with the
white laborer but that he did not
want to see the negro organized
against the white man.
The only treatment that Gordon
received at the hands of the citizens
of Newberry was the interview whie
he had with Mayor Brown, and the
mayor has no apologies to make foi
his part in the interview.
We have heard of no trouble in
Newberry between the laborer and
those who are employing labor,.G'or
don, himself, must have been ashemed
of the work in which he was engaged,
and must have felt that it was a work
which was detrimental to any com
munity or he would not have come
here representing himself as a mat
I tress drummer.
Mayor Brown appeared before aet
ing Mayor Green on yesterday morn
ing and pleaded guilty to the as
sault upon Gordon and was fined fivE
cents or one day. Of course, he paii
the fine which the ac ting mayor shouli
A MESSAGE FROM MAES.
His Proff That the Planet Was In
habited and Civilized.
Ebenever was driving his master'a
plow straight and true, but none thE
less with a thoughtful air, as thongi
his t'houghts were elsewhere. And s<
they were; they were soaring far a
loft above the. plow and the brow:
earth turned up as to reach Mars.
The previous evening. Ebenezei
had attended a lecture at the villag4
school room on "The Heavens," and
what the tecturer 'had said about
Mars being inhabited profoundly im
pressed Ebenezer. As he mechani
ally guided his plow something
struck him suddenly on the head, ani
he dropped senseless to the ground
A balloonist passing overhead and ac
eidentally dropped an empty whisky
bottle upon Ebenezer's fortunatel3
thick skull. When he recovered con
siousness the balloon had passei
out of sight, but the cut on his heai
and the blood stained bottle at his
Ebenezer gasped in amazement ani
awe as lie gazed all around, the widE
brown fields and the blue sky above
Then he picked up the bottle ani
smelled at it and at onee desertei
his team in great excitement and sei
off posthaste for the vicarage.
"Mun tell vicar Mars be 'nabited
right enough,'' he muttered. "civil
ized. too; they drinks whiskey."
Only a woman is capable of trans
latin a yawn into a smile.
NO BOLL WEEVIL IN S. C.
Government Expert Talks of the Pest
-Advises South Carolina Plan
ters .not to Worry.
News and Courier.
Washington, September I-F. H.
Ohittenden, assistant entomologist
of the department of agriculture, to
day gave it as his firm belief that
there is not a boll weevil east of the
Mississippi, with the exception of the
state of Louisiana. So far as the pest
being found in Laurens county is
concerned, Mr. Chittenden does not
think there is a remotest possibility
of such a thing.
'I heard of a pest in South Car
olina and elsewhere in the South,"
Mr. Chit'tenden said, "but I am sat
isf6ed it is not the Texas boll weevil.
So far the pest has not been dis
covered anywhere east of the Misis
sippi, with the exeeption of Louis
When asked if it were pva4ble
that the weevil could have been car
ried to South Carolina in cotton seed
secured by seed crushers there from
Texas and other states in the South
west he said: "There is only one
cha4e- in a million for such a thing
to happen. It could only occur through
somei person knowingly ind wilfully
earrying. the weevil from its pre4
ent location in the southwest to the
other states in the south. There is not
the least necessity for people in South
Carolina to become worried over
what they think is the genuine boll
weevil, for I am satisfied it will not
be found to be such upon a careful
PRiNTERS' GEM HUMOR.
Leaves Mythical Fortune to Rls
#vus Who NIfegfdeNE
Jesse Bifrright ans old' printe w
'died in Des Moines recently, hfd av
sense of humor that did not les
hini "even when on his deathbed, al.
ough his last manifestation of that
trait was of a grim kind.
For years he had not been. in com
murlation witb his relatives, al
though he had several sisters and a
brother residing in California and
another in Ohio. When Burright was
taken ill of typhoid fever a.bout six
weeks .ago he niotified his.-relatives
brothiers, sisters, nieces and .nephews
-of the fact, and not one of them re
spoaded to his appeal for aid.
F"rie nds in Des Moines took charge of
the case and helped to. bear his -ex
penses. .They also paid the.. expen--,.x
ses of the funeral.
Shortly before Burright died he
sen' ont~a second circular to his un
mponding relatives. It was simply
a printed copy of a will purported to
have been drawn by attorneys and
carrying the news that'he had. died.
Burright in this will disposed of
about $25,000 in cash. He left his
brothers and sisters each -$5,000, and
to his other relatives he distributed
cash and real estate as if he were a
Then there was a hurrying of dis.
tant relatives to the bedside of the
,dying man. He was too ill to ses
them when they arrived, and he died
without disclosing the location of his
Qaurrels soon arose among the
gathered relatives, and an attempt
was made by some of them to break
the will. The brothers and sisters in
sisted that they were entitled to the
entire estate and then threatened leg.
al proceedings- of the property. Two
of the brothers engaged attorneys and
were preparing for an attack upon
the will on the ground that the de
ceased brother was insane and that
the entire estate should go to them.
The lawyers began an investigation
by starting in to find where their fee
was to come from. Any they made a
Burright had absolutely no proper
Tantalum, the new metal, which is
being extensively made use of at the
present time, was discovered about
two years ago by a Swedish chemist,
and was so named because of the
tantalizing difficulties he experienced